3.43 cases of Lakh coronavirus in India, recovery rate greater than 52%


Coronavirus India: 1,80,013 people have recovered, the ministry of health said.

New Delhi:
India has reported 3.43,091 cases of highly infectious COVID-19, with 10,667 cases in the past 24 hours. The death toll rose to 9,900, with 380 deaths in the past day. The latest figures come on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with the chief ministers as the government faces a worrying increase in coronavirus cases in the past two weeks. PM Modi will hold a video conference with the chief ministers of 21 states and Union territories at 3 p.m. today, including Punjab, Kerala, Assam and all other northeastern states. Tomorrow he will meet with the chief ministers of the 15 most affected states – including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat. These will be the sixth and seventh meetings between the Prime Minister and various chief ministers on the COVID-19 crisis.

Here are the top 10 updates on the coronavirus:

  1. India’s recovery rate – the number of patients who have successfully battled viral disease – stood at 52.46% this morning. 1,80,013 people have recovered, the Ministry of Health said.

  2. Maharashtra reported 2,786 new cases of COVID-19 and 178 deaths among patients with COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 1,710,744 cases. There are 50,567 active cases in the state and 56,049 patients have recovered to date. The state death rate is 3.70% and the recovery rate has reached 50%, which is a relief to the authorities. The state reported 4,128 deaths. 2,250 people died in the capital, Mumbai alone. The city has reported 59,293 cases and 30,125 patients have recovered so far.

  3. The government of Tamil Nadu again declared a total foreclosure in the state capital of Chennai as well as in parts of the districts of Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu, from June 19 to 30. With 46,504 COVID-19 cases, Tamil Nadu has the second highest number of cases – only second in Maharashtra – and the peak continued despite several restrictions by the state government. Essential services, including milk, vegetable and fruit stores, mobile outlets and groceries, will be open during the isolation of Chennai and other districts. Fuel pumps will be allowed to operate between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Take-out from restaurants will be allowed between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

  4. In the midst of a worrying increase in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Interior Minister Amit Shah held an all-party meeting on Monday with all political parties in the national captive region – which includes Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. He also paid a surprise visit to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in Delhi – a dedicated facility that treats patients with coronavirus. Delhi currently has 42,829 cases.

  5. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced Monday that people from Chennai and Delhi will be subject to mandatory quarantine for three days in an institution and 11 days at home. “The state mortality rate is 1.2% compared to a national average of 2.8%. The state recovery rate is 56.5% against a national average of 51%,” said Mr. Yediyurappa.

  6. In a major policy change, the Telangana government decided to allow private laboratories and hospitals to perform tests and treatments for COVID-19. The government has also developed guidelines on what private laboratories and hospitals can and cannot do while keeping the government informed.

  7. In neighboring Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool has become the first district in the country to cross the 1,000 mark, with 63 people tested positive in the past 24 hours. The state reported 6,456 cases, including 88 deaths.

  8. Assam will begin mass testing in Guwahati starting today to verify community transmission of the new coronavirus. In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, most of the chief ministers of the northeastern states will support a partial lockdown after the region has witnessed an increase in coronavirus cases since the interstate movement has been relaxed.

  9. The United States – by far the worst affected by the pandemic – recorded fewer than 400 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours for the second day in a row, according to a count on Monday by Johns Hopkins University.

  10. The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 4.36 lakh people worldwide since its onset in China late last year. Over 80.29 lakh people were infected with the highly contagious virus.


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